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1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.


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Romans Chapter 2 Bible commentary...

The Jews could not be justified by the law of Moses, any more than the Gentiles by the law of nature. (1-16) The sins of the Jews confuted all their vain confidence in their outward privileges. (17-29)1-16 The Jews thought themselves a holy people, entitled to their privileges by right, while they were unthankful, rebellious, and unrighteous. But all who act thus, of every nation, age, and description, must be reminded that the judgment of God will be according to their real character. The case is so plain, that we may appeal to the sinner's own thoughts. In every wilful sin, there is contempt of the goodness of God. And though the branches of man's disobedience are very various, all spring from the same root. But in true repentance, there must be hatred of former sinfulness, from a change wrought in the state of the mind, which disposes it to choose the good and to refuse the evil. It shows also a sense of inward wretchedness. Such is the great change wrought in repentance, it is conversion, and is needed by every human being. The ruin of sinners is their walking after a hard and impenitent heart. Their sinful doings are expressed by the strong words, "treasuring up wrath." In the description of the just man, notice the full demand of the law. It demands that the motives shall be pure, and rejects all actions from earthly ambition or ends. In the description of the unrighteous, contention is held forth as the principle of all evil. The human will is in a state of enmity against God. Even Gentiles, who had not the written law, had that within, which directed them what to do by the light of nature. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness. As they nature. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness. As they kept or broke these natural laws and dictates, their consciences either acquitted or condemned them. Nothing speaks more terror to sinners, and more comfort to saints, than that Christ shall be the Judge. Secret services shall be rewarded, secret sins shall be then punished, and brought to light.

17-24 The apostle directs his discourse to the Jews, and shows of what sins they were guilty, notwithstanding their profession and vain pretensions. A believing, humble, thankful glorying in God, is the root and sum of all religion. But proud, vain-glorious boasting in God, and in the outward profession of his name, is the root and sum of all hypocrisy. Spiritual pride is the most dangerous of all kinds of pride. A great evil of the sins professors is, the dishonour done to God and religion, by their not living according to their profession. Many despise their more ignorant neighbours who rest in a dead form of godliness; yet themselves trust in a form of knowledge, equally void of life and power, while some glory in the gospel, whose unholy lives dishonour God, and cause his name to be blasphemed.

25-29 No forms, ordinances, or notions can profit, without regenerating grace, which will always lead to seeking an interest in the righteousness of God by faith. For he is no more a Christian now, than he was really a Jew of old, who is only one outwardly: neither is that baptism, which is outward in the flesh: but he is the real Christian, who is inwardly a true believer, with an obedient faith. And the true baptism is that of the heart, by the washing of regeneration and the renewal of the Holy Ghost; bringing a spiritual frame of mind, and a willing following of truth in its holy ways. Let us pray that we may be made real Christians, not outwardly, but inwardly; in the heart and spirit, not in the letter; baptized, not with water only, but with the Holy Ghost; and let our praise be, not of men, but of God.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.


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RNM ROM 2-29's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 1/29/2015, 11:38pm...

ROM 2-29...The scripture in HEB 4: 9-11 was talking about those very same people who refused to honor GOD 'S Holy 7th day Sabbath, you read it, typed it, but are blind to it. You are who the scripture is talking too! And yes there are people like in the days of the reformation Martin Luther, Tyndale, Wieass, Knox, all burned at the stake by the Roman catholic church, because they defied the roman order, but whether they will be in heaven one day, is God 's judgment, not yours to make. I would like to think they would be, but only God knows who He has turned a blind eye to. The reformers lived and died somewhere in the 15th century, around a thousand years after the rise of roman catholic church, during that time the Roman Catholic church changed the times and laws of GOD, and praised themselves for having power over GOD, No one has power over GOD the ones that think they do, their brains are ate up with worms. And REPROBATE, but never the less, the lies and deception are still alive and well, being promulgated by the people blindly following after the catholic and protestant orders. REPENT TURN TO GOD. AMEN!!


Joni G's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 1/13/2015, 11:18am...

Sabbath means cessation, a time of rest. God wants us to rest in His finished work of Christ 's death on the cross for us and His resurrection, not argue over which day to worship. By the time Jesus taught in the streets of Galilee, the Jews had added to the law of the Sabbath, over 1000 different rules to follow. They couldn 't even save a drowning man that had accidentally fallen in a ditch. Jesus wants us to trust and obeylike little children. God wants to diligently pursue that rest. Rest in the finished work of Christ and grow in knowledge and truth. Not hurrying home to watch football after worship or worry if there will be room in the restaurant for our meal out. We go, go, go and go some more. God wants us to worship, adore Him. And rest in Him. " There remaineth therefore, a rest to the people of God. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. " Hebrews 4:9,11. The Israelites could not enter the Promised Land because of their unbelief. There have been a lot of martyrs who died as Christians who did not worship on Saturday that will be in Heaven someday.


RNM ROM CHP 2---29's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 12/29/2014, 8:24pm...

I just read your comment,from 7 3 14 4:27 pm about Obedience to the Law, you are the first so far, after reading numerous comments, that speaks, about keeping all 10 commandments that 's if your referring to the 4th commandment also, the true Sabbath of God. If this is what you are speaking of then, PRAISE GOD another that sees the truth. The people you talk to about the 7th day Sabbath observance are hell bound to disprove it, there is nothing you can say, or enough scriptures you can show them, So, one conclusion is: 2 Thessalonians 2: 10- And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11-And for this cause GOD shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 12-That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. I hope this is not the case, and that some day they will be guided by the Holy Spirit to repent and acknowledge the truth about the 7th day Sabbath. Jesus said he did not come to destroy the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill. Colossians-2:14-says Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. PRAISE GOD, HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN!!


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